I started the Ignite Alabama podcast in July 2015 to promote entrepreneurship in Alabama and inspire my fellow Alabamians to pursue their business dreams and visions, however large or small.
I’m a lawyer, entrepreneur, strategic communications consultant, and former college professor.
An Audacious Vision for the Future of Alabama
I believe there’s a better path to the future of Alabama. The status quo isn’t getting us there.
Entrepreneurship in Alabama
I believe that entrepreneurship can and must be seen as the catalyst for economic prosperity in Alabama and that entrepreneurship isn’t limited to startup visionaries in the tech space with dreams of building the next unicorn company.
Entrepreneurship in rural areas, coupled with the power of digital communication technology to reach customers anywhere, anytime, can and will be transformative.
I share more about this vision elsewhere on this website and on my other websites.
My Entrepreneurial Ventures
Strategic communications consulting is one piece of my own entrepreneurial enterprise. I offer a range of services, including helping professional service providers and organizations (for profit and not-for-profit) create on-demand audio content to spread the word about their business, service or cause.
I’m also doing work to build a 21st century economy in Alabama through sustainability initiatives in farming, land preservation, and promoting a local foods economy for economic prosperity of farms, families and local communities while also helping to boost the health through real foods.
Ignite Alabama Podcast
I love to share the stories of Alabama entrepreneurs, regardless of the level of their success. I believe in sharing, building relationships, spreading the word and giving encouragement to those who are taking the initiative and risks to pursue something that matters tot hem.
Some of these entrepreneurs have or will reach the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success by taking their company public or getting significant venture funding.
But, as I explained briefly above, I also believe in the power of entrepreneurship to revitalize local economies through empowered individuals who doing the work they love to do, regardless of the size venture.
You might be a solopreneur or someone who works independently and sometimes puts together teams for specific projects and ventures. I have several entrepreneurial visions of my own that have a common thread of purpose and mission. Today, entrepreneurship is collaborative where independent companies and solopreneurs work together to build something bigger.
Other Places to Find Out About Me
Details about my podcast consulting and other strategic communications work.
The preview episode of the Ignite Alabama podcast tells you something about my history (although I did return to law practice in 2016).
And this backstory blog post, Why Ignite Alabama? gives more detail about the development of the Ignite Alabama component of the Shinecast® media network.
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